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DIGITAL PUBLISHING FOR WRITERS - GETTING STARTED
Saturday, July 16, 2011 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (BST)
London, United Kingdom
A practical introduction to writing, publishing and earning in the digital age brought to you by if:book, the think and do tank exploring the future of the book in the digital age.
Who is the course for?
Creative writers at all levels who want to learn how to use digital tools to develop and publish their work, to market themselves and make money from their writing.
Explore digital publishing options and consider which of them might best suit your writings.
• ebooks (enhanced, illuminated and print on demand)
• multi-platform fictions and alternate reality games
• Blogs, websites and social media
You will look at some basic ways to promote yourself online and to reach your target readership. You can check out examples of 'amplified authors' who have proven success in self-branding, online marketing and communicating with readers.
What equipment do I need to bring with me?
A laptop (optional). We will provide free wi-fi. You’re welcome to bring with you a piece of writing you’re working on (optional).
Who are the tutors?
We want to ensure that students receive a degree of personal attention, so we provide two tutors.
Co-director of the Institute for the Future of the Book and founder of if:book London, was previously CEO of Booktrust and the Poetry Society. A writer and blogger, he’s been published by Penguin, written for radio, the stage and the web; his multimedia novella www.insearchoflosttim.net was described by the Independent on Sunday as “a jeu d’esprit and just possibly the future of fiction”.
Kati Rynne is a fiction writing coach. She helps writers to develop their novels on a one-to-one basis and through workshops. A former secondary school teacher and an experienced private tutor, Kati is the Education Manager at ifbook, running collaborative writing events with ifbook director Chris Meade and researching the use of digital fiction in schools. She has spent six years working as an online community producer, web producer, education consultant and assistant commissioner in digital media at the BBC and Teachers TV. For a year she collaborated to produce websites for writers. See katirynne.com
When & Where
think and do tank exploring the future of the book in the digital age